Jessica Bryce Young
See that "CAFE" sign over there? That's where the new Starbucks is opening very, very soon.
The construction that seemed to last forever and impeded parking at the already-overcrowded south end of Winter Park Village is over. The new Publix Aprons Cooking School section opened last weekend.
There's now a full calendar of events
for the space, including private classes you can book in advance for between $35 and $75 per person (in case learning how to oven jockey is on your list of New Year's resolutions this year). The price depends on the kind of class you want – some are hands-on, some are more like demos.
Up to the holidays, the WPV Publix cooking school will offer Gingerbread House classes
as well as instruction on holiday cookies
, in case your repertoire is getting stale (har har).
Once Christmas is over, you can enroll your little chefs in either a morning or afternoon kids camp
(Dec. 26-28), serve your teens with some much-needed skills
before they head off to college (Dec. 29-31, in the morning) or prep for your New Year's bash with some party foods fit to ring in 2017
(Dec. 29-31, in the evening).
Post-Jan. 1, expect classes on cheeses
, "mother" sauces
, basic knife skills
and wine and spirits classes
, too, taught by national wine educators and sommeliers. Winter Park too far away? There's an Aprons school in Dr. Phillips
Aprons at Publix Winter Park Village
440 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park